First Fall Weekend!

This weekend was truly one for the books...one of my favorites in a long time! Perfect fall weather + fun all around + things crossed off our to-do list (ahem, glider ordered!) = the makings of a really great weekend. 

Here's what we were up to... 
{and I need your favorite apple recipe-see below!}

A 3 mile walk/hike in the Metroparks...it was absolutely gorgeous outside!

Jason Aldean // FGL concert with my best friend did not disappoint! My stepbrother, his wife, and his kids (the quintuplets!) were actually there and had extra spots by them so we got to sit with them the whole time, it was so fun! 

(tunic // scarf is old from h&m // jean jacket, on sale)

That Flannel candle? Will probably be my favorite scent this fall/winter now that B&BW decided to change my old favorite Marshmallow Fireside! Smells SO good, you guys.

 Went apple picking at Lynd's fruit farm and came home with over 30 honeycrisp apples! This was our first time visiting this farm and we loved it.

 I went crazy pinning a bunch of apple related recipes but wanted to see if anyone had a favorite apple crisp or apple pie recipe....I have to make something great with all these apples we have now! Share with me! 

 How we cheered on the Buckeyes Saturday...sweats, doors open at home, and feeling my belly dance every so often! :)

 Received my FIRST baby shower invitation in the mail! And it's for me...holy crap! My stepsister Mandy surprised me and used some of the colors we are using in his nursery on these invites and even had his initials printed on the back...love them and am SO excited!

 We even got some time with our nieces and nephew...this was an intense game of go fish ;)

How was your weekend? 

Not gonna lie, temps like we've had here can stay around as I definitely enjoy the change, but I'm looking forward to leave for Florida in a couple weeks to sit by the beach! It has been COLD here in the mornings! Also, not gonna lie...feeling oh so tired after the concert last night. Girlfriend just can't hang like she used to... :)

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  1. Looks like a lovely weekend and yippee yay for baby showers! Loving your fall/baby bump wardrobe making an appearance :) x

  2. we went to lynds this weekend too :) and i made crockpot applesauce as soon as i got home!

  3. Looks like the perfect fall weekend to me! I've always wanted to go apple picking. Can't wait to see what you make! And love your shower invites!!!

  4. I love just a classic apple dump cake or apple crisp! Nothing fancy or gourmet by any means, but delicious and comforting!

  5. I totally smiled at the picture of you holding the candles because of your bump :) Now I need to get my butt in gear and book a weekend to go apple picking!

  6. Here is my favorite apple crisp recipe:
    4 c. sliced tart apples (I usually use more)
    ¼ c. orange juice
    1 c. sugar (I usually use mostly brown sugar with just a little white sugar)
    ¾ c. sifted all purpose flour
    ½ tsp. ground cinnamon
    ½ tsp. ground nutmeg
    ½ c. butter

    Preheat oven to 375.
    Mound apples in buttered 9-inch pie plate; sprinkle with orange juice.
    Combine sugar, flour and spices; cut in butter until mixture is crumbly;
    sprinkle over apples.
    Bake at 375 for 45 minutes or until apples are tender and topping is crisp.

  7. I love the idea of providing books instead of a card. Such a great way to build your kids library!

  8. such a cute invite!! and holy smokes...baby shower time already for baby camden??? so crazy how time flies!!!

  9. Can't wait to see the nursery with those colors! Ours are the exact same and I just love them. Good choices! :)

  10. We had the perfect Fall weekend too!! Your invites are so cute!! Love them!!

  11. We just moved to Chicago from Dallas so I am so excited to actually have FALL, it's already turning fall-like here and I just love it. I already hit up Bath and body works for my fall candles but I might have to go back and get the flannel one too :)

  12. Love Lynd's for apple picking. We haven't gone yet this year, but are hoping to go soon. Keep the apples in a cool/dry area (drawer of the fridge maybe), and they will last for a while. When I went last year we got the suncrisps and they said if they are stored properly they will last until Feb. Not sure how long the honeycrisps will last, but I'm sure it will say on their website. Here is my favorite recipe for Butterscotch Apple Crisp -- so good!! http://lifeloveandpuppypaws.blogspot.com/2013/10/the-perfect-fall-weekend-perfect-fall.html

  13. Looks like one amazing weekend!!! I've Rocky in his OSU jersey! Too cute! And I stand by my comment, you are the cutest pregnant friend ever!

  14. That pic of Rocky on your belly is the sweetest thing ever! I love BBW candles and can't wait to stock up on the fall scents for my new place!

  15. They changed marshmallow fireside?! NO!!!

  16. I love honey crisp apples! Our farm market has them in this week so excited to stop in.

  17. I am SO EXCITED for fall! A stop at an orchard/pumpkin patch is a MUST this year with Weston. I just need to find the time! HAHAHA

    That baby shower invite is so cute! You're going to love being showered by all your loved ones!!

  18. What did they change about marshmallow fireside??? That was my favorite!


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